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First Look At Jamie Foxx As Django In Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 26, 2012 8:52 AM
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Well, here ya go folks... the marketing campaign for Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated Django Unchained continues in bits and pieces, leading up to that first trailer, which I'm sure will drop any day now. I can feel it :)

Here's your first official look at Jamie Foxx as the titular Django, as well as Christoph Waltz as Dr King Schultz (or is it just Dr. King?), and Leonardo DiCaprio as plantation master and resident villain Calvin Candie.

The images are courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who asked Jamie Foxx whether he thinks the film will be controversial? His response: "Oh, hell yeah; You kidding me?"

I think we've all been saying that for awhile now, so we're ready! Bring it!

Django Unchained will be out on Christmas Day.

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23 Comments

  • katie | April 28, 2012 11:07 PMReply

    I really can't understand how any self respecting black person can watch a Quentin Tarantino film. Funny how this man can make film after film with African descended characters but African descended people can't seem to get the same type of funding. smh Not to mention the objectification of African female bodies. I'll pass.

  • Melissa | April 28, 2012 10:57 PMReply

    If I see Leo raping Kerry's character, my adolescent crush on him will probably deflate. :(

    My biggest worry though is Jamie Foxx's brand of acting which I can only anticipate, whether justified or not, will be a joker/rockstar/backtalking/tryingtobefunny slave?

  • Steph | May 4, 2012 2:01 PM

    Also, Steve, your opinion is stupid.

  • Steph | May 4, 2012 2:00 PM

    I've come to the conclusion that your opinion has no merit.

  • steve | April 29, 2012 10:40 AM

    Do you really think Qt or any other person cares if you see his movie? The movie will be great, and hes not objectifying anyone. Just because an african american female or male is nude it doesnt matter, its part of the story. It has nothing to do with racism, or exploitation, its the story. You either like it or you dont, Qt or the Weinsteins dont care if you buy a ticket, theyll still make a shit load of money with or without you buying a ticket. And obviously Jamie Foxx, Sam Jackson, and Kerry Washington read the script before signing on to do the movie so if they dont have a problem with it, then obviously your complaint has no merit. They signed on to do it... its not like their forced to play the role, so if its your opinion then your entitled to it, but to say your stunned any black person could sit down and watch a Qt film is just stupid...obviously your just jealous your not as successful as him, it doesnt matter if you black or white or any other type, a movie is a movie and frankly your just bringing up stupid shit. Just because someone nude that doesnt make the story any less good or bad, its just the story.

  • Traci R. | April 26, 2012 10:26 PMReply

    Oh Gawd...what his Leo doing with that hammer?!?

  • Orville | April 26, 2012 3:55 PMReply

    I also hope Kerry Washington is not exploited in this movie. I am worried if Kerry will be forced to appear nude and her character will be raped. I just hope Tarantino really does explore the complexity of the black female slave and white male master relationship.

  • Angela | June 14, 2012 7:57 PM

    Actors are not "forced" to appear nude. Her character is raped--she is a slave. That is a given. That's what happened in slavery.

  • Critical Acclaim | April 26, 2012 3:49 PMReply

    White spoiled fanboy director playing with slavery as a genre film. How any self respecting Black film fan can positively anticipate this is a trip to me.

  • Richard Vialet | April 26, 2012 3:00 PMReply

    I'm so excited to see what DiCaprio does with not only a villainous role, but a Tarantino villain! I think he's an amazing actor and look at what Carradine did with Bill and what Waltz did with Hans Landa. Excited for it. Great cast.

  • sandra | April 26, 2012 1:32 PMReply

    My only problem with this film (so far) is that I hear the black female body will be objectified. And that, I can't support. I hope Kerry Washington is able to portray the role honestly without being violated or taken advantage of on-screen. Too much to ask?

  • angela | June 14, 2012 7:58 PM

    The Black female body, as opposed to a female body in general? Slaves were beaten, whipped, and abused. That was their life. Django rescues her and gets his revenge on the slave-owners. That's kind of the point.

  • Freed slave | April 26, 2012 12:46 PMReply

    ...

  • Zeus | April 26, 2012 10:46 AMReply

    Looking forward to it.

  • Rene | April 26, 2012 10:41 AMReply

    Got a chance to read the script and loved it. Excited about seeing the movie.

  • Neziah | April 26, 2012 10:02 AMReply

    Well, he's no Fred Williamson.

  • Nadine | April 26, 2012 9:10 AMReply

    I imagined it a little... grimier...

  • FilmGuy | April 27, 2012 5:34 AM

    Yeah, the costumes definitely look more colorful than I imagined while reading it.

  • Nadine | April 26, 2012 12:25 PM

    ...also this is all I've got left to look forward to...in this genre/time period...

  • Nadine | April 26, 2012 12:22 PM

    @ZEUS - I almost wrote that they just looked like they walked out of Wardrobe... that's what I meant... their clothing. Not the treatment of the cameras used for the stills or their surroundings. I'm not anti-this movie, fyi... I'm reticent, but damned curious cause QT, though crazy, can entertain visually. I'm curious to see what QT and JF will do together.

  • Zeus | April 26, 2012 11:49 AM

    You can tell a film is not grimy from two photos? Wow! Hell the one on top with Jaimie, they are damn near walking in a wet, muddy road. That's not grimy? LOL To each their own...

  • Helluva | April 26, 2012 11:15 AM

    As did I. Monumental disaster in the making...

  • james evans from the cabrini-green projects | April 26, 2012 9:01 AMReply

    I am so supporting this movie the first day it comes out on bootleg!

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